Horse Health Matters®

Horse First Aid for Sudden-Onset Illness

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 13:01

Viruses, colic, poisonings, adverse drug reactions, hemorrhages, and heart arrhythmias strike horses without warning. Read to learn what you need to know and do …

Fitness And Conditioning

Equine Fitness and Physiology

EquiMed Staff

Equine Fitness and Physiology

by EquiMed Staff

April 13, 2017 15:56

Learn about the five major physiological systems of your horse that will strengthen as a result of physical conditioning and how that will contribute to its …

General Care

Your Horse's Coat Tells Tales

Flossie Sellers

Your Horse's Coat Tells Tales

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 18:27

Learn how your horse's hair coat is indicative of not only the time of year, but its age and the state of its health …

General Care

Eight Tips to a Better Summer for Your Horse

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Eight Tips to a Better Summer for Your Horse

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 21, 2017 16:27

Read these 8 tips to learn about keeping horses comfortable and healthy during hot summer weather …

Tip of the Day

Horses between the age of 2-1/2 and 4-1/2 should have their teeth checked frequently (every 2 or 3 months). "Baby" teeth that are not properly shed (called caps) may cause impacted teeth.

General Care

How to do a fecal wash

Mark Sellers

How to do a fecal wash

by Mark Sellers

April 20, 2017 13:32

Colic due to sand ingestion is a serious problem in some areas of the country. The best way to learn if your horse is ingesting sand is to do a fecal wash. …

Hoof Care

What is the best type of hoof trimming …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

What is the best type of hoof trimming …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 13:50

Is their one horse hoof trim that is better than another. Doug Butler, a Certified Journeyman Farrier and Ph.D. offers this advice based on years of working …

Hoof Care

What are dropped soles and can they be fixed …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

What are dropped soles and can they be fixed …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 14:10

Big horses, small feet. An increasingly problem with horses that are not bred for good foot health. Dropped soles can result. Here is an expert farriers view on …

Lameness

Diagnosing Equine Lameness - Nerve Block Basics

Christy Corp-Minamiji

Diagnosing Equine Lameness - Nerve Block Basics

by Christy Corp-Minamiji

May 2, 2017 16:15

Lameness is a fact of life for horse owners. Read about the different ways of assessing lameness, including nerve blocks, and learn how they can be applied for …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Cinch

A wide flat girth commonly made of mohair, or synthetic fibers that is used with a latigo strap to secure a western saddle to the back of the horse

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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